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Guide to the FTM International Records
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Series 1. Organizational Records 1986-2005

Physical Description: 15 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Materials in this series document FTM International’s organizational structure and its cultural, social and political work. It includes materials regarding the establishment of the organization’s by-laws and non-profit status; financial records; materials related to the first Board of Directors’ elections in 1997; scorecards that rate politicians on their support of transgender rights; materials on its boycott of the Human Rights Campaign; a photo of participants, programs and receipts related to the first-ever FTM conference, which was held in San Francisco in 1995; a near-complete run of fliers advertising FTM Get-Togethers between 1986-1991; materials from events sponsored by FTM International; posters and memorabilia from Trannyfest: Transgender and Transgenre Cinema; a Pride Parade banner made by Loren Cameron and carried in 1994, marking the first time a group of transpeople openly marched under an FTM banner; two self-portraits by Cameron, from his triptych, “Distortions”; and the 2005 Men of FTM International Calendar.


Arranged alphabetically, by subject.


Names and addresses of FTM International contacts may not be published for twenty years, until April 1, 2026, at the request of the donor.
Box/Folder 1/1-15

Organizational records 1986-2005


Series 2 Newsletters Circa 1991-1997

Physical Description: 16 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Series includes materials related to the operation and finances of the FTM newsletter, which is the most widely circulated periodical for Female-to-Male transpeople in the world. The bulk of the series contains materials related to issues of the newsletter, such as submissions and editorial notes. There is also one Japanese-language newsletter. This series is complemented by a near-complete run of the FTM Newsletter, which can be found in the Historical Society’s Periodicals Collection.


Arranged alphabetically by subject, and chronologically by newsletter issue.


Names and addresses of FTM International contacts may not be published for twenty years, until April 1, 2026, at the request of the donor.
Box/Folder 1/16-32

Newsletters Circa 1991-1997


Series 3 Correspondence and Other Communication Circa 1979-1999

Physical Description: 57 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes incoming and outgoing correspondence from Lou Sullivan, James Green and other FTM newsletter editors. There are also membership lists and phone messages. Some of the correspondence from Sullivan was already arranged alphabetically. Correspondence may contain publications from other organizations.


Lou Sullivan’s original order was maintained. He arranged some of his files alphabetically. The rest of the correspondence and communication is arranged chronologically


Access to the entire contents of this series is restricted for twenty years, until April 1, 2026, at the request of the donor. Please contact the repository for additional information.
Box/Folder 2/1-51

Sullivan, Lou, outgoing and incoming correspondence. Circa 1986-1996

Physical Description: 51 folders
Box/Folder 2/52-53

Green, James, and others, outgoing and incoming correspondence Circa 1991-2001

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box-Folder 2/54-56

Mailing lists and membership information Circa 1993-1999

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box/Folder 2/57

Phone messages Circa 1997-1999

Physical Description: 1 folder